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Chris Miller
Chris Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
49 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

In the real world, a retired software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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MI (?) Ruling
I am puzzled by the East's assertion that the double was "take-out". Take-out from which implied suit? If South has a weak two, the suit is unknown, and East presumably needs no more than three hearts to invite game opposite a weak two b hearts. Did it, in East ...
MI (?) Ruling
Bizarre. On an auction where 2 could be made with NS having a 0-0 fit, it is defined as "natural". I do not dispute that the regulation exists, but it baffles me.
What do you think of the director's actions?
Law 81C3 Director’s Duties and Powers The Director (not the players) has the responsibility for rectifying irregularities and redressing damage. The Director’s duties and powers normally include also the following: ... to rectify an error or irregularity of which he becomes aware in any manner, within the periods established ...
What do you think of the director's actions?
From a less eminent authority, that comment might be viewed as supersilious.
Late-night idiotic comment deleted
Delicate Trump Coup
Page 5 "cash 3 heart tricks before leading the [i]queen[/i] of spades ..."
No doubt. The defence was a jewel, of course. They found the double-dummy worst (or equal-worst) lead with 100% accuracy.
Since 8 tricks had been played before the hearts were run, declarer apparently conceded trick 14 to the defenders' carefully preserved club. In any case, he apparently did no worse than had he called his 7-card suit "trumps", when he would have had little hope of avoiding the loss of ...
Minimum expectation for an explanation
I would hope for something on the lines of "Natural and game forcing, normally at least 4 clubs with longer clubs than hearts, unlikely to have 6 spades, and with no particular inference about high-card strength", or whatever the corresponding systemic agreements are, provided that those agreements have actually been ...
Late alert
No, provided that the director informed him correctly. East would be choosing to pass knowing that West is entitled to know that East made the same choice over both a natural 1 and an artificial 1. It is very hard to see any possible way that EW could ...
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